from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See bowfin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of many different species of fishes, such as Neochanna, the bowfin, or Clarias anguillaris.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The European loach.
  • n. The bowfin (Amia calva).
  • n. The South American lipedosiren, and the allied African species (Protopterus annectens). See lipedosiren.
  • n. The mud minnow, a fish of the genus Umbra or family Umbridae.
  • n.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fish which lives or burrows in the mud. Specifically — A dipnoan fish, Protopterus annectens, of the family Lepidosirenidæ.
  • n. The Australian Ceratodus forsteri.
  • n. The North American bowfin, Amiacalva. Also called marsh fish.
  • n. Some or any species of the genus Umbra or family Umbridæ. Also called mud-minnow.
  • n. A former Anglo-American name in New York of a killifish.
  • n. A gobiine fish, Gillichthys mirabilis, remarkable for the great extension backward of the maxillary bones. It attains a length of 6 inches, and burrows in the mud between tide-marks, so that its burrow is exposed at low tide. It abounds along the coast of California.
  • n. A New Zealand fish of the family Galaxiidæ; the Neochanna apoda. P. L. Sclater. (See cuts under Amiidæ, Lepidosiren, Umbra, and Gillichthys.)


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